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The Perfect-Sized Purse

In Beautiful Cork Fabric

by Beth Cooper

Sewist’s Name: Michele Anderson of Clay City, Illinois

Type of Project: Cork Bag

Pattern Used: Mina Crossbody by RLR Creations

Featured Date: Week of 12-8-22

Cork Purse by Michele Anderson

Hi everybody! My name is Michele Anderson and I am a quilter who has recently ventured into making bags and purses of all shapes and sizes.  In April of this year, I went with a group of friends to AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah.  We ran across a booth selling lots of purse and bag supplies and fabric, including cork fabric.  Cork fabric is a natural material harvested from the bark of a cork oak tree native to NW Africa and SW Europe (Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Algeria and Morocco).  Harvesting the bark does not hurt the tree and bark can be harvested approximately every 10 years.  Cork fabric is very lightweight and soft.  This is my 2nd attempt at using cork fabric and I love it!  

Top View – Closed
Top View – open main compartment
Top View – open side compartment

I love this purse, and as you can see, it holds all of my necessities. The strap is very comfortable. The purse is lightweight and I always get compliments on it when I carry it. The name of the pattern is the Mina Crossbody by RLR Creations and the pattern is available here at their website.

Thank you!

Michele Anderson

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1 year ago

This is so pretty! And so functional too

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